October 16

King of Bhutan marries

The popular Oxford educated King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck wed Jetsun Pema, the daughter of an airline pilot, in a colourful Buddhist ceremony at a 17th-century fortified monastery in the ancient capital of Punakha on 12 October 2011.

Bhutan is the world's newest constitutional monarchy. On 17 December 2005, the previous King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, announced that the first general elections would be held in 2008, and that he would abdicate the throne in favor of his eldest son, the Crown Prince and present King

This is a report televised by Australian broadcaster SBS.

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